Welcome to the Scientific Method

Scientific Method: a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

This page and the three link pages below are intended as a reference to students, parents, and enthusiasts. This section does not have classroom assignments associated with it. Rather, find classroom assignments intended as student-instruction material listed in the Techniques portion of this site.

While many topics within the main sections of this web site are specific to their respective subject-area, some of the topics quite clearly cross-over to more than one subject area. One of them (The Scientific Method) applies to all Natural Science subjects. See the Scientific Method paragraphs shown below for more about this.


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Regardless of whether you are studying biologychemistryearth science, or physical science, you need (and deserve) a good grasp of the scientific method.

 


 

1. Formulate a hypothesis

 

 

 

 

 

2. Develop testable predictions

 

 

 

 

 

3. Gather data to test the predictions

 

 

 

 

 

4. Accept, reject, or refine the hypothesis


 

 

 

 

 

 


We recommend first-time visitors invest time with our Get-Started module. Elsewhere on this site, find other topics focused on: